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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Princess Cupcake Afternoon photo shoot

My local council (Hills) wanted to come and take some photos of my work for their upcoming 2011 calendar, and asked if I could arrange for a couple of extra kids to come for some action shots of me teaching cupcakes. So I decided on a princess theme and invited a couple of my 3-year-old's girly-girl friends over for an afternoon of princess cupcake decorating fun!

Inspired by the likes of Mrs A in the Cove, I've always wanted to do a party spread like this, so this was the perfect excuse.

The whole thing turned out a little bigger than Ben Hur and I lost many hours of sleep over it, but in the end I was really pleased with the result!

 the spread
Juice, macarons, cakepops, and marshmallows
What you see here are 2nd rate macarons...
After the first succesful few batches of macarons, I hit a macaron wall this week and all attempts flopped. Being a perfectionist, I just had to keep trying... but after 6 batches, even I had to say enough is enough.
Well, just ONE more :o) ... magic batch #7 turned out beautifully!
So the night before the photo shoot, I laid out the best of my batch #7 macarons to take some photos... and ended up smashing the whole box of them when I was packing up!!!!!
Lucky I had some list-B macarons waiting in the fridge for their moment of glory (the tops are a little browned)...
Cakepops - another thing I've been itching to try.
 Love heart cookiepops
Meringues courtesy of Woolworths
Party bags
The castle cake.
Princess cupcakes (cupcake is under the dress).
'Upside-down' cupcake inspired by Debbie Browne
I was really happy with how these turned out.
Snow White
Cinderella
Tiana
Belle
Sleeping Beauty
Outside for the photo shoot

11 comments:

Sarah Moore said...

You are SO incredibly creative :)

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leidivine said...

i absolutely love it! :)

Julie (Creative Cakes) said...

Jo, your work is absolutely sensational. LOVE your cupcakes, and that castle is gorgeous too! I SOOO feel for you with those macarons - I would have been exactly the same (batch after batch after batch!) Great job Jo!

Kiwi Cakes said...

sensational

Mrs A in the Cove said...

Hi Jo - I am sorry it has been a while since I paid a visit but wow so pleased I am back - you have done an amazing job here - everything is so perfect - blown away by that cake you have created and all the details are just perfect - hope you had fun creating the table.
(Thank you for mentioning me in your post!). Leanne x

Bakverk och Fikastunder said...

I love the castle, I am impressed. Good work!

Cupcakes 4 You said...

I love this princess cake!! Your fondant work is amazing!

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